To use a minimum of non-recyclable packaging, food delivery services need to first limit the use of laminated cardboard and all types of plastic that recyclers do not accept.
Plastic is better for transporting liquid products than glass. Its carbon footprint (CO2 greenhouse gas emissions) when transported by car is 0.31 kg lower, calculated by Elementaree.
Elementaree's Ecological Footprint Analysis was conducted by Offsetted
. The company relied on data on the density and thickness of plastic, paper and cardboard used in the delivery of the service, as well as an analysis of CO2 emissions during the transport of orders.
Elementaree has minimized the total non-recyclable ecological footprint from shipping one kit to 90 grams, less than 23% of the weight of the entire package. This includes non-recyclable absorbent pads, parchment and vacuum bags. Today, the carbon footprint from a single delivery averages 2.4 kg of CO2.
According to NeoAnalytics, 80% of disposable tableware used in Russia is made of plastic.